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Cotton Picking Robots?

There’s a swarm invasion headed for America’s cotton fields and Dr. Ed Barnes couldn’t be more excited for it to arrive. Don’t worry, Barnes isn’t planning a boll weevil release. The Senior Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated is working on developing an army of small autonomous robots—swarm bots they’re often called—that promise to revolutionize the way cotton is harvested.

 

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